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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service

Service Award Winner

Karl Yanagihara , headshot

Karl Yanagihara

A research support employee with the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, Karl Yanagihara has been with the department for the past 35 years. He is responsible for managing the Pesticide Residue Laboratory, where he analyzes pesticides for use on Hawai‘i’s crops.

Yanagihara also trains users, sets up and maintains his department’s costly and complex instruments, thus saving the university money and preventing research delays. As a researcher, he authored 23 peer-reviewed articles and helps others with their research.

His outstanding service extends beyond his department–he is an active member of UH’s Workplace Safety Committee and assists many other state agencies.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service honors Manoa staff members who demonstrate outstanding work performance, service and leadership. Criteria include record of competence and efficiency, exceptional contribution in the attainment of program objectives, creative solutions to difficult problems, integrity and dedication to the mission of a program.